China's embrace of Russia is mostly for show
Rhetoric about close ties is not translating into cooperation on tangible goals
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin meet via video link on Dec. 30, 2022: The problem for Russia is that its dependence on China keeps getting deeper.
Raffaello Pantucci is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore and author of "Sinostan: China's Inadvertent Empire."
This week's visit to Moscow by Wang Yi, China's top diplomat, just ahead of the anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, highlights the closeness of the two powers.
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